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Editor-in-Chu i Irma Van Buskirk 

iary Melva Mercer 

Janet Frissell 
Lillian Borop 

Poetry - - " " Helen Mellor 

Humor -------- Virginia Maginnis 

Book Review Jessie Alice Woerfel 

Mona McCarthy 
Athletics -------- Marana Halstead 

C LUBS _.__- Verona Zilisch 

m bvs - - - Margaret Allen 

Marjorie Sherman 
Jane Crum 
Gertrude Yeomans 
Vespers -------- Adeline Salmon 

Art .._._.---- Helen Young 

Marion Strahl 
Business Manager ----- Marjorie Miller 

Advertising Manager ----- Cara Mae Keller 

Circulation Manager - - - - Lucille Gray 

Proofreader Elaine Wallace 

Faculty — 

Miss Justine Van Gundy Miss Ruth Skellie 

Miss Mary O. Pollard Miss Elizabeth Moeller 




The Record is a magazine published quarterly by the 
prances Shimer girls. Its primary purpose is to present 
to the girls m interesting chronicle of the events and 
activities of the year. It includes also representative 
literary material written during the term, as well as 
nunv humorous articles and incidents which have taken 
place about the campus. 

the school has grown the Record has had Co grow 
and develop also. This year we hope to present to the 
girls of Frances Shinier a Record of which you will all 
be proud. That we may succeed in this aim we are 
asking for your most loyal support and cooperation. 
The size of the Record has been increased and a num- 
ber of new departments have been added. Personal 
notes and original campus humor will be a part of our 
magazine but to make these sections a success we must 
have contributions from many sources, representative of 
the entire student body. A box for this material will 
be placed near the book store on the first floor of Mct- 
calf. The articles will be organized and edited under 
various heads by a completely reorganized and efficient 
staff. The leaders of the departments are girls who are 
especially capable of carrying on this work. The people 
'o are gifted as poets may turn in their work to the 
P°«ry editor, those who are able to write themes, short 
«ories, or anything of literary value may hand their fin- 
«h«d material to the head of the department under 
*«* « should be placed. We would like any personal 
a 'so. Only by such collective action can the 

lve up to the expectations and hopes of every- 
one. w/ e , f J 

re sure that much undiscovered talent exists 
0n ^e campus. 

Tree-planting is the school's latest proj ect No 
haven't mistaken the date f or Arbor £ % *V" 

eyeless we are tree-planting,-^ cllis • J . 

^ .s the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of 
George Washrngton, and President Wilcox has asked the 
Frances Sh.mer girls to take part in the nation-wide pro- 
gram of celebrating this memorial year by planting trees 
on the campus, a most fitting and proper way of honor- 
>ng the Father of our Country, himself a great tree- 

Many of the beautiful old trees on our campus were 
planted by Mrs. Shimer seventy-five years ago. Now, 
we too, have the opportunity to do our part in making 
the campus beautiful, not only for ourselves, but for the 
enjoyment of girls in years to come. 

The greater number of the most active clubs have 
already pledged two-dollar and five-dollar gifts in sup- 
port of this worthy movement. It remains to the Fran- 
ces Shimer girls as individuals to successfully carry out 
the rest of the program. 

Perhaps you have noticed the box placed in the post 
office to receive the extra pennies that any student might 
wish to contribute. These small amounts, given when- 
ever money is changed at the post office, may seem most 
insignificant to some, but certainly each girl must do 
her part if the plan is to be a success. Are you con- 


§r etches 


The sky was gray- 
The streets were «r.J. ™ J $cene fine 

,„„„«« *«"«'" u t* aw «* h ^' ,ostl,n5 



Ad down the street^ ^ L S scene Chad Bentley was 
crowds. With the de£- g . nto head 

in perfect harmony. Han ^ ^ was 

ta* he slowly walked d^wn ^ rf ^.^ 

The music changed into a soft, singing style. 
was all of the anger and resentment of the 
ment. But still thru the music ran a mi no 
tone. In spite of the touch of sadness, Chad ' 
as he had not for many a day. Note after note 

-§ e the tin. 
rest of his soul. At last the great prelude 



from the organ, each doing its part to assuage th 


end — with a sob that was yet strangely fiiy with 

Jt, he slowly walked down ^ rf ^.^ up j ^ notes f hat ^ 

left of life for h.m? What ^^ ^^ ^ Qhad sat qmedy for a long ^ ^ ^ ^ 

day after day for no »PPJT» ^ blttern ess. To- -turbulent; but it always returned to peace and happ. 

eyes that were filled with <us _^ ness> a i tn0 ugh a note of sadness might remain beneath, 

night he must come to some ccision. ^ ^ great pre i u d c at first had been terrible. Yet it y 

For weeks Chad had paced the streets of thw ^"jj changed to a sweet melody, 
city, endeavoring in vain to find work, on y to turn ^ bnwn _ haired girI at the Qrg2Q) ^^ ^ 

away from every place. Formerly he had been earn g ^ q£ q ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

a sufficient amount to provide a decent living. u ^^ unCO nsciously, smiled back. New life seemed 

during the middle of the winter he had lost his job an ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

since then had lived on little or nothing. Spring wou d ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^ 

soon be here-as Chad thought of spring all the love ^^ ^ ^^ ^ Qf ^ ^ church _ now j^ 

and happiness seemed to be drained from his heart ^ ^ ^ & ^ g . ven ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 
Chad had loved the spring. Every fiber of his body had f sunli ht struck him . The sky had cleared 

responded to its lure. But what could the awakening } ^ 

rie smiled . 

Melva Mercer, College '32. 

When I awoke that morning, I felt strangely down 
hearted. It must have been the drizzily rain, for noth- 
ing had happened of late that my spirits should be ■ 
trampled. Suddenly I remembered that tk very ^ 
before I had been invited up to grandmothers or^ 

Block after block he stumbled on regardless how far "f^ *?*** f ' ' TjiZ 

^ had gone. Glancing up he saw a great church. ^ ***" P** 11 * my ^ '" § J n n I finally drew u P 

For a last moment of peace and comfort he would enter. , l W3S ^ ° n "77*' f ^ se calling 

It was a beautiful building, its great dome looming *» *»"«« * ^ " t l ro l the silent ho* 

ainst the gray f the Sky . Chad mounted the «*«; *?** ' * ^ J^ *** *£ 

tone steps leading to the sanctuary, warm and quiet in The ^ "° 1Se t0 be ^ k „ T fund S »nd^ 

comparison to the cold and driving ,W- „f *. A, the windows. In the library I *"» J 

of nature do for one who needed food and rest? 

Chad turned off on a side street that led to the river. 
Of course, it was a cowardly thing to do, but surely a 
great and good God would not count it against him. 
One could not go on living without sustenance, and he, 
Chad Bentley, would never accept charity. A pano- 
rama passed thru his mind. He thought of the happy 
days of his boyhood and of his youthful dreams. 


•«" « a CnS dt .V r T Bcf0re ^8-at mon ds, held a world of welcome - ^ 

^ing thru h e r f ol 10 t- 8 L ShC W3S en * r ° SScd in ^ "^^« — in * ^ t lo< S ^ * 

in 8 ^und the desired mule U T^ ^^^ **" chair and S 32cd t0Wafd tHC '"Z \U <* ^ 1 

^ At this ti mc t o h C ' She bc ^ n ^0 pl. ly . Whac mammoth fireplace a t the V^j£ ^ *** 

T ng and ^Ppiness. The mUS ' C - music «*tt meant On either side of this fireplace were « » ^ 

^ minor chords t hat e 8 c r K at ,° r8an ^^ *** er "•"• "^ WorU °° ° nC S'— ^* 

tur^^ oJ L ntl 3nd r h ° Cd tW -y Sorites. AU^tT^an^ 

b«k- u h " 8re » Prelude camp . • Thcnthe ^ws of book, Above the book ^^a^ 

h ,L P - HapS as "othing had 1 u^f mU$ic thri,,ed took the place of windows. The ^ c o 

WOfds a11 0^ the em " / ^ ^ bcW W« ^n'the three magnificent w^ ^ ^ 

tl0m ° f the P-t weeks. the w hole west side of the library- * 


with the outline of oak leaves embroidered in a darker 

brown hung to the floor, blending their tones with those 
of the thick brown rug which covered the floor. The 
massive i&k at winch I could vaguely remember my 

grandfather sitting, was fusi a short distance from me, 
and I beheld with interest and curiosity, the heavy let- 
ter opener, and the antique glass paper weight with the 
mnating designs, which I had gazed into many times 
during my childhood. 

A, ! looked at the south side of the room, past the 
two French doors swinging out onto the terrace, to the 
beautiful panelled pine walls, I began to wonder if pcr- 
there were .1 secret door in chat intricate pattern. 
Suddenly a melodious voice interrupted my reveries, ask- 
ing if I would care to read "Shadows on the Rock". 
Up to this time I had been enchanted, studying this in- 
teresting room of which I had to this time tak- 
en such little notice. I arose and walked across the 
room to get the book my grandmother was extending 
to me. As I was walking back I glanced out of the 
glorious west window and was entranced by the sight. 
The house was situated on a steep hill and the library 
stood on its very edge, overlooking a peaceful valley 
filled with luxuriant trees. The sun burst through a 
cloud, and at the bottom of the hill flowed a river 
which took on new and unexpected beauty from the 
sun's shining rays. Several hours before, I had crossed 
it unnoticingly. Now it was a raging torrent of water 
and one could almost hear a loud thundering sound ac- 
companying it. In the distance I could see a silver 
church spire, catching a million rays of gold, thrusting 
O cross above the commanding trees. I sank back in 
my deep chair, to dream of the perfect hours ahead of 
me in my newly found paradise. 

Barbara Haeger, Academy '32. 
The little chapel stands on the slope of a hill almost 
h >«den by the dark, silent trees which surround it. It 

wirl s !!L pIe bui,ding ' this Mission church which has 

vet hi • dementS f ° r near,y a cencur >'- Sim P ,e ' 
there isYll SPlring ' h ° W n ° ble ' h ° W ""^ Truc > 
the wall k £reen m ° $S ° n the weat hcr-beaten boards, 
wind begU " t0 Sett,e > the floor "gs, and the 

^^!, ln . thelittlebelf ^ ^t thf chann « 
chapel c tI? emer £CC1 the power which thc Uttle 

unK a ine<Tb\ ^ ^ """^ a " d thc sun,i S ht ' 

W ith it s '• Pa ' nted 8 lass > are ^e only ornaments. 

thr °ugh th am PmC PeWS ' tHe grCCn folia S c g'impscd 
little ch^l'- T" Wmdows — the whole spirit of the 
W ls that of another day. 

Come pictur' 1 (u f ° r an h ° Ur ° f J* 3 " and thought, 
5 o* the little chapel as it was in those other 

, ,o r ** * totu-cuj; ^ r> ■* — . 

' K *"° worshiped here | on „ , " n °' those peo- 

«t their toi , by t| , c hcre ? p^ ^ 

rugged, children svl,„ g „ cd ? ,d . Wom ™. ben, , nd 

<*>« -d the beckoning no. r * 7 >" " *? ***-S 
T«l girls to whom fifc ' st | ?* Y y ° u "" »<> d«k. 

«*■ « » »£ t , ,.;: ■ :" urcd - • -. ». 

and just enough breeze to „"?,,'" ™ 0U S" blue 
Men of sorrols »d"ll t^"*' 

and dreams and questions-^ Tad ; o „„ d 7° ,mmM ' S 
wer to their various problems "° " ■"- 

~"£S ?£:£!?,.-*■•**. 

of the northland, bu, the - -,££IE£ 

nttie church shall remain forever alive. 

Adeline Salmon, Academy '32. 
A great red-orange disk reflected thc last rays of a 
fading sun. A gentle breeze carrying with it the heavy 
odor of musk caused us to slacken our pace and scarcely 
breathe lest we break thc vast stillness. Presently the 
mellow hum of a rich contralto voice stopped us. The 
lilt of a soprano caught up the melody and changed it 
to a dance rhythm; the even strumming of a guitar and 
the faint click of castanets warned us of gypsies. An- 
thony and I had been reared in an atmosphere of horror 
at the very word "gypsy." But now, moved by the 
same overwhelming force, we both started toward thc 
grove from which casual low laughter reached us. As wc 
drew nearer, our early training cautioned us to stay 
hidden among the trees and bushes. The picture we 
saw was complete. I shall never forget it. An an- 
cient, wrinkled gypsy, corncob pipe in hand, stooped 
near the embers of a low fire where a group of swarthy 
young fellows watched from a distance a flame-skirted 
girl dancing to the melodies of a handsome Bohemian. A 
young mother hummed to her sleeping child beyond, and 
as the dancer sank to the ground by her side the music 
melted into a softer harmony. The picture faded with 
thc Indian summer twilight, and we crepe away bear- 
ing with us a truer idea of gypsy I* than that ,n- 
spircd by superstitions of childhood. 

Dorothy Harrison, Academy '33- 



* VANl Nances shimek 

L !E,CVe - ,tte! Quelle affrcusc dlhcure de 

» u premiere sonnet*- st ^ ^ ^^ &t 
rcV cillcr unc personnc. ju ^^. ^ ^ pas 

commeunemontagoedcg^^ ^^ Jc donnerais 
dechalcurdansceccePa ^ rouges! 

-nroyaumepouruep ieiev£rpourfer _ 

* fc « ^ClestdonunasCuIeUene 
mer cecte ,»W// t fen ^ Un chose de 

puisse pas sc former clle-mcme.-Vo.l. 

^Mon dieu! Voila deja. la dcuime sonnette. Je 

ma houppe a paudrri-et mon rouge ? -Le s.ffle, Et 
je ne me suis pas encore coiffee.-Helene! Attendez- 
moi-je vous prie. Ne courez pas si vite!" 

Marjorie Miller, College '33. 


by Willa Cather 
Willa Cather is considered one of the twelve greatest 
American women of today. The daughter of a west- 
ern pioneer, it is easy to picture the struggles of her 
early life. Amelia Barr believes that a really successful 
author must experience an entire change of environ- 
ment at an early age. Willa Cather's name would cer- 
tainly be among the first of those who have experienced 
this environmental transition. 

Of the fourteen books written by this great modern the best known are; "My Antonia", "Song of 

tn t r " Sn T mh C ° mCS f ° r tHe Archbish °P", and 8 her 
W t0 ft 7 ° n the R0Gk " ^e last two books 

™*££2 of writins - Thc ^ "- * 

«•* ear., u : k n s and L r ™ y diffcrcnt from 

Archbishop" -a/ Dcath Comcs t0 the 

P^ers in N 0r h A ° WS .° n thc Ro <*" i- * story of 
"^of then Li?"?- Unlikc * *e latter is a 
rock » l£ ^"1^^ the southwest. The 

There are a greater number of outstanding 
ters in "Shadows on the Rock" than we usually fi?'* 
Miss Cather's books. Euclide Au Clair, the apothec • 
gives us a touch of Old France with its many f 0r *?' 
ties. This air is intensified by the presence of (^ 
de Fontenac, the governor, whose life ends with a lJ 
ing for his home country. 

The religious element so characteristic of Cather ' 

brought in by the two entirely different types of priest,. 

Father Hector, who works for the good of his p^-u 

and Monsigneur de Saint-Vallier who constantly stru?. 

gles for a high position. 

In this book we are given an excellent idea of the 
hardships of the early pioneers and we are made aware 
of the great work the French explorers accomplished in 
North America. "With only this background of history 
and struggle the story would be very commonplace, but 
it is given life and vitality by the introduction of tie 
French girl Cecile. Tales of her childhood, of her kind- 
nesses toward the boy Jacques, give the book a touch of 
humanity, bringing us in closer contact with the author. 
The book as a whole has freshness and charm, support- 
ed by the sturdiness of settlers in a new world. Yet it 
have no feeling of the coarseness typical of these days of 
struggle. Instead we have tranquillity and peace, is 
though the action was at one time a part of the author 
own experience, recorded later, after time had smooth* 
the rough edges of reality. 

J. A. Woerfel, College V- 

m ** *«» hts an l :■ and a r a " in thc Meters, 
r^ Pillar0f -nXh tiSi - hc ^softhe 
£ l0 ;? --t cr , after" hc h u Pr0tCCtS *« through 
**"* f ° r *«nch shore ^ ^ h » ^ the harbor 



The moon, an Italian sequin, cast 

An ever narrowing gleam 

On the indigo waters. 

Out of thc blackness beyond and rf» 

Thc mantle of gold came 

The silhouette of a gondoher, s^-n? 

To the rhythmic motion 
Of his pole. 

You clasped my hand and &* 
For so had a vague shadow 
Crossed our pathway of dreams, 

Once... AUcn.Olltf' 3 

Margaret !>. *' 


When thc English *»&' "'jS^'it* 
Why is "break" not rhymed 
Will you tell me why it's ^ „ ^ 
And the author of a verse 


Can not cap his "horse" with "worse"? 
"Beard' sounds not the tame .is "heard". 
"Cord" is different than "word"; 

Co* is "cow" and low is "low"; 
"Shoe" is never rhymed with "foe". 
Think of "comb" and "tomb" and "bomb", 
"Doll" and "roll", and "home" and "some", 
And since "pay" is rhymed with "say" 
\\"hv not "paid" with "said", I pray? 

.ive "blood" and "food" and "good", 

"Mould" is not pronounced like "would" 

Wherefore "done" but "gone" and "lone"? 

Is there any reason known? 

And in short it seems to me 

Sounds and letters disagree! 

Virginia Maginnis, College '33. 


Could I but face the world each day 

On goodness bent, 

And find in everyone I meet 

The same intent — 

Then could I feel Thy presence here 

Lire for every want or fear 
As something so devinely near, 
Thy Guidance. 

I follow Thee as best I can 

In thine own way, 

And find in Thee a better friend 

On every day. 

So help me walk along with Thee 

That road where everything I see 

Is holiness revealed to me — 

Thy Wonders. 

When there I tread with confidence 

My hand in Thine, 

My happiness is all complete, 

Tty purpose mine. 

I seem to feel Thee all around 

And with respect and joy profound, 

I follow it— I know its sound 

Thy Voice. 

^ ^y I be this whole life through 
AI °ne with Thee, 

Envelop me . 

* with me constantly, I p l ea d 

An7 T' my SCrength > m y onI X ™*d 
£* keep me f rom distraction freed _ 

A Ha Ppy SouL 

Jane Miller, College '33. 

& gay you are, you've never been ' 

trough fire ; poorchiId)you , llknowsomedayij 

I smiled, and hoped I'd never know 
But s.lently I asked thc Urd 

How I did go 

Hnwf 1 ^V^ bUrnCd ' * Sh °* - si Rn . 
How I could be as gay as though 8 ' 

1 d never "ten from the Tree 

More bitter fruits than they could taste 
And hve— oh, well, perhaps 
It's better so — . 

Helen Young, College '32. 
Now are the days grown golden, and the sun 
Cives hazy radiance to the distant hill, 
Oaks blaze with color, and great clouds hang still; 
Oh painful beauty that will not be gone! 
Soon will the geese go southward down the sky, 
Shrieking their song; soon will the leaves grow gray 
And fall, yet for a brief and brilliant day 
The world is lovely, ere it comes to die,— 
But still it holds this beauty for a space, 
Just as my heart to our wild love returns, 
This love I thought was dead — to your proud face 
I had forgotten. When the geese have passed 
The world will be at peace; when I can spurn 
All thought of this old wound, I too can rest . . . 

Helen Young, College '32. 

A crescent moon, 

Its light half hidden by a million stars, 
Peeks o'er the skyline of a near-by hill 
Upon a quiet, shadowed world below. 
A silver arc. 

A golden moon, 

Hung low in crystal blue of August skies 
Shedding its mellow rays on field and wood 
And painting whisp'ring poplar leaves to gold. 
A lazy thing. 

A harvest moon, 

A glowing ruby riding thru the sky, 
Setting the world and all thereon afire 
And burning gilt stars into molten gold. 
A crimson ball. 


A crystal disc. Helen Mellor, College '}3- 


When I was little I was told 
■r, Angels carry harps of gold, 

Always wear the purest white. 
Hon'! Jow why I thought unght, 

For now I know it isn't true 
Why, Angels all wear robes of blue. 

When people go to heaven on high 
God cuts a piece out of the sky, 

The sunset colors lie about 
Til Angels pick their trimmings out. 
All this is given them to wear. 
The stars are used for jewels there 

The sandals are of sunshine bright. 
Or else of moonbeams, cool and white. 

Helen Mellor, College 'jj. 

Far out across the moonlit waters 

The restless winds dipped, 

And drank of the silvery spray. 

Too long they held their parched lips 

To the frigid waters, for when they returned 

To us they were intoxicated. 

Madly they blew our hair 

And laughed jeering laughs. 

Fiercely they hurled themselves 

Against the sturdy cypresses, 

And flung the heavy boughs outward 

Like the manes of fleeing steeds. 

Mad winds, forcing from us 

Confessions of love and fear. 

Margaret S. Allen, College '32. 







The athletic association is at the present time laboring 
j make both ends meet. It seems impossible to make 
the dues cover all expenses, such as letters, cups, metals 
and engraving. For this reason the association is plan- 
ning to sell food at all games and meets. It is necessary 
for everyone who is a member to help us in this under- 
taking. The school does not support the association. 
The members and girls interested in the success of this 
uuzarion are its only financial backers. We hope, 
. : his year to come out with a clean slate. 
It is interesting to note the interest of the new girls 
this year in the association. This may best be shown 
by the positions they have filled upon the athletic 







Vice Pres. 


Head of Swimming . 

Head oi Hockey — 

Head of Hiking 


Head of Basketball _. 
Head of Tennis 
Head of Golf 



Le Pelley 

- Yeomans 

-Young, H. A. 



Head of Archery _ 
Head of Horseback riding 

.Anderson, Louise 




.... Farquhar 

The following teams have been chosen for this 




Gray (Capt.) 









Turnbaugh, E. 


Luscombe (Manager) 

R. H. B. 
R. W. 

R. I. 
C. F. 

L. I. 
L. W. 
C. H. B. 
L. H. B. 
R. F. B. 
L. F. B. 

Koon (Capt.) 









Le Pelley 


Summerville (Manager) 


Anderson, Louise 
Van Buskirk 


McNab, B. 
Salmon, M. 

College * 

Yo ^8, H A tr s Academy 

HorrockT ( pt ° Yeomans (Capt.) 

Magics Wah * 

Buckaloo Bruce 

C «wford T Sleight 

Schaeffer ' Goldberg 

Wam»r Salmon 



when horseback riding Wou ,™ drWn ** of the time 
-rricular activity in Shim 's'" ****** «"* 
that dream is realized. Th r u h hT' , ^ « ■« 
-sity of several townsman a t tt"^ ^ *»" 
eagerness of the girls, this result ha, hL ^^ a " d 
accomplished. en acco ™Plished. 

Monday, October nineteenth the fir*, 
-nt to the race . track> West ™cX7° f / L rlS 
then- first ride. At first we are all Sh ' ^ ^ 

which is large, wide, and ^ys^Z t *** 
excellent, and their motto ?££ m Hot "" 
the manager of the track and an expL rfZ ^ 

school every day, except Sunday, JEL"5 SK 
Vd. to the track for a delightful ride lasting an hour 

Hockey was taken up with great enthusiasm this year 
some forty girls turning out for the first practice! 
The number dropped, of course, but when the time 
came to choose the squad there were twenty-two College 
and twenty Academy girls still trying. It was rather 
hard to choose the teams, but chosen they were and in 
all fairness. 

The first few practices were amusing and bewildering. 
Tommy Keller, Rene, and Eli seemed to head the list 
of "spills" — not mere falls but actual "SPILLS". War- 
ing, new at the game, will develop into a fine player if 
she will stay on the wing for at least five minutes of 
each game. The only member of last year's Varsity 
back again is Mary Bell, forward, and — well it's easy to 
see from her playing why she made the College Squad. 
Warner and Yeomans are opposing goalers and they 
mean bad news for any rival team. As for the for- 
wards — on either team — they're enough to scare anyone 
[don't mistake our meaning]. If each forward would 
hold her position, perhaps the backs would, and then 
the lines would improve and the teams co-operate. 
Managers and Captains, it's up to you to see that your 
teams obey training rules, come to practices, learn the 
game and uphold their team to the best of their ability. 
Let's have stiff competition this year. We have the 
material and will— so let's go. 


number of aspirants for 

On Thursday, October 22, a 

teams assembled at 


■he College and Academy a**** «« aaemo » 
t he pool in Aegyn* four o'clock. *-— — 


lopC £uls reported 

. „ Tt was inde ea eaC h team. 

1J1 8- • j m twelve p' aces v , - „ r u e trv-outs, 

practice, a ^cet bet* 

u M he very exciting- 
should be vwj CHFS 

H0C f I! taW baU-uc 
WstU! Center, b * _ whoop s_- S pill--there 

„ .he »i»S-^°" n ' h the halfs by clever pass- 

falls flat but gets it just the same— 2J yard Bully^^, 
lege Ball— whew, what whacking-just hacking aw a 
—hep, sticks there— Academy free hit— 5 yards a * T 
everyone— GOOD pass work— right out to the win I 
down the— nop— in comes College— takes it awa t~ 
striking circle — in to center and— back to 25 yar 
Wait— penalty corner— tense— there they g0 _f, 
backs break it up— Mellor recovers— back to center 
whang, what a sock— IN. What a game— cold out- 
maybe snow — there goes the whistle center bully- 
back again — slower this time — each team continues five 
more minutes — bully — ball in play— teams equally 
matched— just see, sowing back and forth— ball in p| 
— Whistel — final score — what a game— Brrr. 




fori Sociac Sororcs Held its first formal meeting in 
Hathaway lounge on October 3, 193 1. The members, 
Gertrude Yeomans, Frances Summerville, Mary Cath- 
erine Strauch, and Ann Avery, pledged the following: 
Margaret M^n. Helen Campbell, Grace Crawford, Eu- 
geoia Giles, Barbara Haeger, Jeanne Lepine, Adelaide 
Lewis, Bobbie McNab, Adeline Salmon, Marion Salmon, 
and, a* an honorary pledge, Miss Jessie Miles Campbell. 
r the pledging ceremony, a Vergil program was 
riven i" honor of Vergil's birthday, October 16. Gert- 
rude Yeomans give a reading on the life of Vergil from 
the book The Winged Horse. Mary Catherine Strauch 
then read a paper on the works of Vergil. After that, 
Frances Summerville read Tennyson's famous poem To 
i!. Ann Avery read a paper on Vergil in the Mid- 
dle Ages. After the program, refreshments were 


October 16th was Vergil's birthday, in fact, it was 
his two thousand and first birthday celebration. The 
Vergil class paid homage to the great poet by going to 
Katie's for dinner. Those who enjoyed this treat were 
Miss Nevius, Eloise Crounse, Eleanor Jensen, Gertrude 
Yeomans, and Ann Avery. The participants wore 
white togas, draped in intricate Roman fashion. When 
the guests arrived, they found the table lighted by can- 
dles, and decked with flowers and fruit. At one end 
of the table, in a perfect setting, was placed the lovely 
statue of the goddess, Venus, mother of Aeneas, the 
hero of Vergil's great work, The Aenied. Near each 
guest's place were place-cards and menus, cleverly writ- 
ten in Latin, each bearing a picture of a warrior. After 
the main course, the great surprise followed, a birthday 
cake decorated with a Roman column and one candle. 
The guests were most enthusiastic over the party, and 
only hope that Vergil enjoyed his birthday party as 
much as they did. 

The Travel Club, with Miss Jones as advisor, spent the 
veamg of its first meeting in an informal discussion 
on European countries. 

According to plans, the club will ask members of the 
.**ty and outside speakers who have had experiences 

tries whi' c h°rh 1Ve u CC0UntS ^ ^ Vari ° US ^S" C ° Un - 
« which they have visited. 

p ro ™ mUte ? WCre a PP° inted » make plans for future 
P r °grarns and pl an refreshments. 


formal ^ *** Chatter Club plans to s P end a ver y 

^'^Playefb •^ eetin8 ' hdd in WeSt HaI1 ^""S 6 ' the 
bn dge, sewed, read, or occupied themselves 


>n whatever wav tU„ 1 

ficc "- . A group of three or W , ** n0t ^ 2- 

The Green Curtain Dramatic Club 
acw members at its i n ici ation '"^ **«** 

^ first part of the ZZ """^ ** ° C ^ «• 

ceremonial, f^ £t^ **•***■ 

—t, Plans wcre j d j-r- m - ing and refrcsh . 

The president told the J Z "* \ ^ ' 7 ' 

cago, which the club uf^octll^ f* » <* 

Art History sponsors each yet/ Th * M ° ^ * 

aters and art centers of th^city ** ** ^ ** 

The officers of the club are: 

Eleanor Jensen— President. 

Emily Turnbaugh-Secretary and Treas 

Miss Cozine is the advisor. 

The members of the Art Club met on Saturday, Oc- 
tober 3, with their new advisor, Miss Moeller, and Miss 
Hostetter, who was advisor of the club last year. Plans 
were made for the Dickerson Art Exhibit, an exhibition 
Of contemporary American paintings, brought here un- 
der the supervision of the College Art Association. 
These officers were elected: 
President — Cara Mae Keller. 
Vice-President — Mary Elizabeth W ar j ng . 
Secretary and Treasurer — Elinor Porter. 

The Outdoor Club held its first meeting in the form 
of a hike and picnic supper at Point Rock Park. After 
the picnic the girls returned to the campus and went 
swimming in the pool. 

The following officers were elected: 

Jane Arnold — President. 
Dorine Goldberg — Vice-President. 
Esther Johnson — Treasurer. 
Mildred Hoffman— Secretary. 

Two divisions make up the club: the old members, 
who were here last year, with Miss Terry as their ad- 
visor, and the new members, under the direct.on of 
Miss Ruby Baxter. Each section plans to choose an 
appropriate name by which it will be known. 

In the different seasons, the clubs will enjoy various 
types of activities, including hiking, akiuig, tobogan- 
ning, steak roasts, and other out-of-door activ. 

©| 17 J® 


excited the feeling for revenge in the new sophom 
class. Last year on Frosh Day the sophomores attend 
ed to show the freshmen their place, and this year th " 

on the 

arri ved soon enoug „ , valt two or ^^ 

but •^jSta could be a b rrfln t f re e o'cLck nearly 

a °„d Mi« H f te ^cd^nd a service was h ^ d ^ ** bonnets, and carnea tneir dook 

everyone had reg pressing us, to , the SO phomores were already present, and their fir* 

chapel- Dr. ^Jj* ^ o£ the n ew extra jurnc ^ ^^ ^ ..^^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ 

ventures thaC a ^ installed. He intr ° . h then went through the painful process of kneeling on 

cd to snow uk »«'""- -"-" p"*w, ana this year tW 
same freshmen, now sophomores, took vengeance on the 
new frost, because their own persecutors were not there' 
At 6:45 a - m -> the freshmen > fearfully anticipating 
what was going to happen, hobbled onto campus on one 
high heel and one low. They wore green rompers and 
bonnets, and carried their books in pillowslips. Some of 
the sophomores were already present, and their first 
command was, "Button Frosh". The poor freshmen 

tlH.I.1 ..«-"- «J • - & VU 

'""'""■""l, imbers and wished us I0 """''"Then for the sidewalk, and, with their arms outstretched, touch. 
„ ew faculty fiM fcw wccks easier. ^ ^ wa]k with their n0SK The ^^^ ^ 

SI!*- P« Ws « "~ I 8 ! aud receded oughly amused at the act, commanded i, „» * 

, n ef ten- m ,nute - *!?£&, ^"received oughly amused at the act, commanded i, a g ,in 
, „here we met our teachers P ^ ^ djy again _ 

"*. T Thrcfof «he iy brought o, happy an- 
quainted. ... __j „ :/ .u „* n eriences 1 


ie coming year 

1 ri: "Vcndships 'and rich experiences in 

On September «. the heads of the halls, Misses Bax 
ter, Fortna, Thoreen and Peters entertained the new 
members of the faculty with a picnic supper Mr. 

The freshmen were relieved at the sound of the break- 
fast bell, but little did they know what was going 
happen to them in the dining-room! The cruel sopl 
mores forced some of them to dance, sing, and J 
leapfrog down the middle of the dining-room, 
even had to ask of the faculty the most absurd 
tions. The meal was a very enjoyable one for everyone 
except the freshmen. 

members of the faculty with a picnic supper Mr. S.J. ^^ breakfast the sophs compelled the frosh to 

Campbell very kindly offered the use of his 1»™, and a such as deanlng roomS) shampooing and wav 

delicious steak supper was cooked in the open Dutch 

oven. Seated on the log stools before the table under 
the big elm trees, the faculty spent the rest of the even- 
ing talking informally with Dr. and Mrs. Wilcox, Miss 
Jessie Campbell, Miss Hostctter and Mr. Campbell. 

On October 23, Dr. and Mrs. Wilcox, Miss Hostetter 
and Miss Nevius attended the Baptist State Convention 

S SUCH «3 ».*t»«»"£> ' 

hair. At nine-thirty the freshmen congreg^ 
campus where little groups of tto^ 
tarn and the pavement in front of McKee Hall, 
toothpick fences. When study hour -^ began _« 
o'clock, everyone went to the gym, and the 
entertained the sophomores aga.n. Une p» >, 
dered freshman was asked to jump «£*£* 
after several attempts, she gave up. 

..mi miss nevius attenaea tne naptist atate convention a f cer several attempts, sne gave "k- - . 1 t j 

at Rockford. On Friday, they went to the First Baptist pated in a potato raC e, pushing the potatoes ^ ^ 

Church and heard reports on several state institutions in s an( j t b e winner was rewarded v 

care of the Church. In the evening Mr. Franklin from suc j. [ T . ffl | 

the N E. Convention spoke on Kagawa and the Far ' ^ freshmen were given their freedom J 

East .Mission. A Pageant, "Landmarks from 100 Years ,. until five -thirty, when they reported 

of Baptist History in Illinois" was given and a play "^ be drcLd for dinntr. At ***** 

*£* *. struggle, of the First Baptist pioneers *?£ **£- -J- *~5^ 

-soui of the ind t" ;^: a ; r e a , talk on the «™* «* fr ° m bath ■** \ £2* 

»*• * if » £ Z7^i^ A ** *! rubber'— One costume «^. ^ ^ 

<*stom, Austinl" r?K, Un ^" rsUnds thcir ways and 

Ae different W Y ^ PhiI ^lphia told 

"■ncrcnt Baptist pioneer «, n ,U„ 


'5 years and understands their 
"tin K. Dcbley from I 
• Baptist pioneer workers. 

AeU^ltVoTch 8, ^'^ WdUkn ° Wn D - <>f 

** Whiu race itself t tl "^ ™ d the cffect or 
Horizon". " 1C called »« speech "The World* 

Frosh Day- - ^^ DAY 

TllC Ve, T mc ^ion of those 

rubber shoes. One costume was rnao ^ 

paper, In College Hal. at nu-'J^ , 
tertaincd the sophs at a sprea o ^^ 
The hostesses did not share m ™ ^ 
looked on with envy. The spread » ^ , 
the freshmen and sophomores v E$C UE! 


On the evening of W-Jjj^ dcci^ 
wen scheduled, but the *•», 
two words them. Not daunted however, 





On the evening 01 a^"— rnlia dec--- 
been scheduled, but the * cU " p,,,,,,,^ L U ' 
them XT — J *"* hoWCVt ' r> 


the rescue and presented a delightful impromptu 

gram. The • qlrK spc,U lllc evenin 8 w ' £ h dancing, 

flirts, and stunts, and everyone praised the ability of 

ijfisj Cozine and the Club to present such a pleasing 

program, on a moment's not, 

This year Katy surprised us all by having a contest. 
\ j. ir was filled with bean-; and each girl was to guess 
how many it contained. The one who came 
.<t to the number was to win a cake, the next a pic, 
and the third, a sundae. Everyone loves Katy's food 
and many tried to guess the right number, in hopes of 
winning the tempting award. Numbers ranging from 
joo to 2,000 were guessed, and finally the day came 
to pick the winner. The jar was opened. Imagine the 
surprise of both Katy and the girls to find that a paper 
had been placed in the middle of the jar. Mr. Katy, 
doubting his wife's ability to keep the secret, had placed 
the paper there and had changed the number of beans. 
Soon the beans were counted and after much wrangling 
it was decided that Fritzie should win the cake, Salena 
Hansen the pie, and Marian Plaut the sundae. What 
fun it was! Let's have another contest, Katy! 

The portrait of Dr. Dickerson which was on exhibit 
in the Dickerson Art Gallery during October was paint- 
ed by the Austrian artist, Oskar Gross. Because of the 
intimate association of Dr. Dickerson with the Frances 
Shimer School it was indeed fitting that this picture be 
exhibited in our gallery. Commenting on the portrait, 
which is a delightfully informal study, one critic said, 
"This is the best kind of a portrait that could possibly 
be painted of a man of his character. It was im- 
promptu. Mr. Gross took Mr. Dickerson just as he 
happened to meet him on the street one day in Chicago, 
and asked him to go to his studio,— with this result." 

On Sunday, October ir, the Art Department held a 
formal showing of the portrait for members of the fac- 
ulty and townspeople. 

riv?!!/^ 37, ° Ct ° ber ninth ' Bohumir Kryl, the un- 
sple dV iriU0S ° 3nd COnductor > with his band, gave a 
"^SchT " 1 in thC 8ymnasium of the Frances Shi " 
^ntsKHu In - h ' S prevIous y ears of concert cngagc- 

"tisfact r 8lVCn mUS ' C l0VerS tHe m ° SC P lcasin S and 
ard in band lntCrpretat!ons and has established a stand- 
Certaiah/ mUS ' C that has made his namc prominent. 

neti it canTo " ^ ^ ^^ tH ' S remarkab,e cor " 
ni,,g tn r i° rget the en J°yment experienced upon lis- 


those from the opera "writ- 

^•.Tannhauserrby^ :: T ^> y] W ini , ar 
Largo f rom .. Thc Ncw w J 1 n d C Sy "h ,nCUtlcd also *« 

March Slave" by TschaikowL F *. ^ and *■ 
a«emes a mighty composition and " ** cha - 

th« very magnetism of ^ %£* »» 'nter prcted thac 
and holds it enchanted. aSC ' natCS thc ««&**, 

With Kryl appeared Matilde Bastulli A t 
soprano of the Boston Opera Comp^ Vr ^ 
Louise, internationally famous d,n. arloS and 

c«l entertainment a remarkable one. ** 

The Green Curtain Dramarir ri„k 
boy ^uerade Dance ^~^ 

7- The gy m nas 1U m was very cleverly decoded w^h 
colored lantern, Warrants for ^ arrcst rf j£ 

notorious persons-about-campus were posted on the 
walls. There were several little tables covered with red 
and white checkered table cloths on one side of the 
room and an imitation bar, where candy was sold, occu- 
pied a corner of thc gymnasium. 

Costumes varying from those of cowboy cut-throats 
to the van-colored robes of the gay Spanish maidens 
gave a brilliant aspect to the affair. 

Music was furnished by Tommie Bogue's "Play Boys". 
During the course of the evening two stunts added to 
the entertainment. A queer-looking animal resembling 
a cow was led in, and everyone gathered around it to 
discover with hilarity that two young ladies under a 
sheet made up the odd creature. Spectators were com- 
pelled to line up against the walls when murderous cow- 
boys thrust guns in their faces. These desperate char- 
acters soon left the guests and went to the bar for 
drinks. To our horror we watched the daring hero 
shoot down all of the bandits and run away with the 
heroine. Refreshments in harmony with the spirit of 
the occasion were served. 

To many of us the spontaneous gayety that was of- 
fered us by the Mexicans on the Frances Shimer stage 
Saturday night, October .4, was, indeed, an unusual 
treat. These Mexicans, who came to us direct from the 
consulate office in Chicago, were the Hon. j£olfe • 

- • o~" wit 

^ * the m usica , 


program offered by Kryl and his 

Program Kryl included two famous overtures, 

Dominguez, Vice-Consul of Mexico, his 
Doming^*, her sister, Cecilia Ibana, Avda H-ande. 
and Emilio Alamada. The program ^ch they 
ed was not a professional one but mere y 

The entertainment was opened by the 
who gave a few introductory remarks regard 


ja A flavor to his entertained the guests with two dances, a very „ 

H, foreign accent added ^0^^ ^ ^ g ^ Virginia Di.ond, ^ ^ 

can customs. » Iy up on our j soprano vol ce, sang two lovely songs, "Zephyr" by 

comments fJ^ on f his address he* ^ ^ and ^ Bird „ by Fenk 
oars. At the con ^ MexicanS portray ng ^ ^ ^ ^ dining . room after ^ ^^ 

,rft *.T>* native country Jj^ of old Rosenstock Wiler and Miss Laura Coleman pour* £ 

hK'flaunting ^. *^^X g«* ° f the """ HALLOWE'EN PROM 

Mexico, the pajama-UKe p^^ ^_ q£ ^ wom en. Fiery devils, phantom-creatures in Ion 

a lier, and the quaint Pff^ stood m an intimate ^^ $aiIors in white trouserS) SpanUh m 

arrayed, the ^_^ ^ songs> inte rspersed Queen of shebaj and all manner of SCrange {o]k ^j 

td san «. h * ppy in a S erious vein such as the ^ Ha u owe *en Masquerade which was given by J 
now and then with song^ ^ ^ ^ haunting melody. T „„; rtPC s atur d av evenine. October at. 


Thus arrayed, the Mexicans 

group and sang happy > _^ ^ ^^ yein suCh as «,<; ^ Hallowe > en Masquerade which was given by 

n0W and then ^^j"^", a sad haunting melody. Juniors> Saturday evening, October 31. 
Mexican "Home wee ^^ ^ Tru i y » > , n ^ gymnasium never looked gayer than on this 

_^ ._ \m:\U Dominsuez sang f , __ 0/ 


During the whole of the program an an of easy in- 
form^ and thorough enjoyment of their work char- 
acterized the Mexicans' performance. The personality 
of Milla Dominguez, with her flashing dark eyes and 
winning smile dominated the stage and created a feeling 
of warm intimacy between audience and actors. 

Late in Occober there was on display in the Dicker- 
son Art Gallery an exhibition of contemporary Ameri- 
can painting, assembled by the College Art Association. 
The majority of the pictures were painted in oils and in- 
cluded still life as well as landscapes and portraits. 
Among the outstanding artists represented in the ex- 
hibit were Robert Brackman, whose modernistic tenden- 
cies have given him recognition, and John Costi- 
gan, one of the most individual and captivating of 
American impressionists. His landscapes all represent 
the poignant pastoral character of his art and his sense 
of harmony with natural beauty. Henry Ward Ran- 
ger, who was head of the group known as "Tonal Paint- 
ers of America, attained tonal modulations by a "cool 
overtone painted freshly into a warm undertone, which 

Pa Z "V* ^ ' Landsca P*V' abo in this collection, 
laintines chararrprlc*;^ ~£ .t. 

1 ne gymnasium una «wa t u 5*yci man on this oc 
casion. Bright orange and black streamers decorate 
the walls and ceiling. Candle-lighted pumpkins stai 
from the stage with a flickering gaze. The doughn 
and cider which were served exactly suited the occ;- 

Music for the dance was furnished by Ta 
Bogue's "Play Boys". Their selections were well 
en and were most popular with the students. D< 
danced with ghosts, and they in turn exchanged d; 
with the little Chinese girl. The effect of the bri; 
colored costumes mingling together was a pleasing 
During one of the dances the lights were sud' 
dimmed, and only a spot-light was turned on the 
Then two grotesquely fascinating creatures, from 
other world glided onto the floor and swiftly pafo 
a weird dance. The Dramatic Club sponsored a 
act play which was most entertaining. The clever 
ing of Spaghettio (Betty Wahl) as he tried to ta* 
a pillio (Priscilla Le Pelley) away from her true 
Rhudabagio (Dorothy Harrison) assisted by t 
maids, Sweepio (Helen Sleight) and Cleenup 
Johnson) afforded the audience much mernine . 
TTie first prize, for the prettiest cwtumft 

Helen Mellor. The second prize, & tn mi 
costume, was won by Myra Alice Warn . ^ 
mention was made of Jean Lepme, Eug 
little Jeannette Hostettcr. 





Ate *■ '-> * 

*■*>» Nobl e , * ££""!« *■"•• ™s year, Ruth 
»"•>»««« h^*" 1 °[ A ° Al„ mMe Associationi 

"»»<%, 0«o£ " *? * «» «cutivc c„ mmitt « 

the«t»J._. °" ine new &.....1.-. 

m « the Alu 

.. committee 

faculty members and 

the girls will be given OPP^^ ^ible & 
books whose purchase would no 
the regular departmental fund. co llcction 

The first books to be offered « 

Beebe, William-G^W^ H5 » t* T " 

then, Margaret Olson 

Beebe, William™ — r - . , c 
Garland, Haml^^^; St J*> 
Ellen Terry and B*" 1 *^ by C St- J 
a correspondence; ecu 

Kaye-Smith, Sh«la^^J^W»* 
Galsworthy, John-M^ » 

Remolds, Robert— Brothers in the West. 
i , Farae, Olive*— laughing Boy. 
Roiv.«g, o. E.-r/,-, brlrt God. 


D« rPhv " : u i u- , 

There has been so much excitement here this last week! 

The uppermost happening in my mind is, of course, 
,,l, He is our Senior mascot and almost more 
attention showered on him than a baby. Instead of 
the pink and blue color scheme, however, his colors are 
silver, to match his soft, grey fur coat, and blue, to 
match h' s e >' w - I navc never cx - nnined an elephant 
closely, so I am not sure about his eyes. Ncbby's keep- 
ers hid him last Monday, and now it falls to the lot of 
the Juniors to find him. They have resolved to do this, 
in spite of our disdainful replies to their threats. He 
can be hidden any place on campus, except under lock 
and key, so it really will be almost an utter impossibil- 
ity to rind him, and naturally we are confident that the 
Juniors won't succeed. 

From the first time I heard of Nebby, I have been 
looking forward to being a Senior and having him as 
our class mascot. He is greatly to be admired, not only 
for his dignity, but also for his sagacity. He keeps 
many fascinating stories and events in his trunk, where 
he has stored them from the first years of Shimer. 
Some day perhaps he will tell them to us, and then I'll 
have a regular book to write you! Right now, though, 
I must run for my next class. 


Ex-Roomie '32. 



In the Vespers service Sunday evening, October 4, the 
girls of the Y.W. C. A. told of their various activities and 
the work and purpose of this organization. Dorothy 
Schaeffer, president, introduced the speakers. Ann Avery 
Wld of the Big and Little Sisters and membership of the 
, . ', C - A - Luc y Anderson explained her work, 
w ch is that of the Secretary. A treasurer's report was 

C t Y C " a MM Kdler ' Gretchen Ballstadt out- 

for f^. Pr ° 8ram for the y ear which included the in- 

jnal discussions held each week, appreciation hours, 

vespers. J une Downer told of the parties which 

WaruTT d ^ thC Y ' W> C " A ' Mary E,iZ3beth 
grou" 8 r! • ° f the S ° cial service work done by the 
2a » Ll h WallaCe spoke of the comin S Chinese Ba- 
PoIUr!! 1 Workdon eby the fellowship division. Miss 

sMsth a 7 IS ° r . of the P ro 8 rar n committee, asked the 
of the Y W/^ 8Ue tbe ' r neart y su PP ort to the activities 
M ' ' C> A - organization here at Shimer. 

U «« "ewif tCm ^ r 2 ° th MsS Pollard told us about Oxford 
y where she spent several weeks this summer. 

cap ,„ d gown . A * h,! '"d-nonal co,,„ me of 

*« and white blou!es . she ' *= «'«». black 
TomTow„atCh ristC * gc h w ^1 M " n 

mmy ° th r ■— «■■• ih ^ut .his „ ld e„ 8 •;;' 

wa are oa S ct to ho, rra „„ about h„ summcrinEng V; d d 

On October x8th Miss Ruby Baxter read a lecture on 
astronomy accompanied with a series of stereoptican 
shdes. The pictures were taken from Yerkes Observa- 
tory in Williams Bay, Wis., on Lake Geneva. During 
that brief hour most of us learned more concerning the 
universe in which we live than we had known up to that 
time. We learned all sorts of interesting things about 
the moon, the solar system, the planets, meteors, and 
other heavenly bodies — their distance from us and how 
many millions of years it takes for the light of some of 
these bodies to reach us. Miss Baxter's talk and the 
pictures did much to stimulate the interest of the girls 
in this field. 

On Sunday evening, October 25 th Chancellor Jenks 
from Evanston, gave an interesting talk on Ceylon, il- 
lustrated by stereoptican slides. We were transported 
for an hour or more to the tropical island, which has been 
a battlefield for the English, the Portuguese, the Dutch, 
and other peoples desiring the products of this pictur- 
esque island. At present it is one of the numerous is- 
lands belonging to the British Empire. From Colombo, 
now capitol, we were taken half way across the 
island by motor and then through the mountains and 
back to Colombo. Many beautiful slides were shown in 
color, scenes of the fruit markets, the natives, the tem- 
ples dedicated to Buddah, and the rice fields Old 
Dutch canals remind us that the Dutch once held sp- 
here. Ceylon is very important for its tea plana uons 
and it is here that the famous Liptons tea is gro n- 
We were reminded that the jungle has great power and 
oTten reclaims its own destroying all that man has done 
in his attempts to conquer it. 

Mr. Jenks kept his audience alert by «. keen sen* 
Of humor and the interesting inc.dents 
about his visit in Ceylon- 


The Staff 

Editor Mary Elizabeth 

^nstanta -Ann Avery andl 

Elaine Wallace. 

Big and Little 


Vol. I 

®be %\uy I 



the Y. W. The Big Sis- in college Hall and the show 

This vear the Y. W. C. A. 
sponsored for the first time 
the Big and Little Sister Com 
mittee. This work was done 
by the Membership Division 

of . 

ters, or old girls, corresponded 
with their Little Sisters, the 
new girls, during the summer 
and then helped them get ac- 
quainted and settled at the 
beginning of school. They 
also tok their Little Sisters to 
the Whos* Who Party. 
Through the co-operation of| 
all, this activity was success 
ful, and we hope to make itj 
a permanent Shinier custom. 

Weather Puts 

Blanket On 

Y. W. Picnic 

The annual steak fry and 
stunt night sponsored by the 
Y. W. was cancelled because 
of inclement weather. Bridge 

"Daddy Long Legs" were sub- 
stituted for the entertainment 
of the evening. In spite of 
some disappointment, for the 
new girls had heard so many 
glowing accounts of last 
year's picnic, everyone voted 
the evening a big success. 

Mt. Carroll Children 
Look Forward 
To Christmas Parly 

In spite of all the depres- 
sion propaganda, the tiny tots 
of the local community will 
draw the old fashioned Yule- 




maim, A ., ; 

PMiat, u : 

N Bsjtofc 

pointd Cut 

An Apple 
A Day 

Y. W. cooperate by keep- 
ing a supply of apples on 
hand '. 

Christmas Bazaar 

Looms In Distance 

log into West Hall lounge for 
the annual Christmas party 
given under the auspio 
theY.W.C.A. Big girls too, ifiutfc^ 
even College girls, will all 
crowd around the fire-plae? 
to see Santa Claus, who prom- 
ises to be present— pack, 
whiskers, and all. 

"Info" Table 
Real Help 

It's on its way now — 
Christmas— nnd with it come 
the yearly Christmas activ- 
ities which take place before 
we go home for the holidays. 
Don't forget the Japanese ba- 
zaar and its display of novel 
wares for your Christmas 
shopping. More definite an- 
nouncements will be made hit 


New Y. W. Room 
Being Planned 

as tretsnm. 
ebon to 


Sociil 8trtc» 

Ml wan 




The use of a vacant room 
on the first floor of McKee 
Hall was granted by President 
Wilcox for a Y. YV. Room. A 
committee with Mi* Fi ^ j a c 

as faculty advisor, 

Eliznbeth Waring, chairm 

An Avery, and Blaine ^orton. 

is making plans for I: 

oration ami the fnrnWW 

this room. The room 

soon be opened for .bo co ; ^ , „ 

venienee and use of th. 

Wb»t i 



At a table picturesquely 
situated under the "spread- 
big maple tree" before the li- 
brary door, the Y. W. mem- 
bers took turns engineering 
the port for bewildered girls, 
in soni-eii <>r parents, luggage 

or rooms, — lost, stray. 

stole,- -ail come wandering at 
lust to the Y. W. 0. a. table, 
and were given a helping 


Who's Who Party First Bifi: , 

Soc ial Event 01 

Buy Your Candy 
From the Y 

CoUege-Romona'a room 
Hathaway-Tommy'H room 

McKee-Qert'H r a 

west-Adelaide Lewis' room 

An Informal reception Wl 

given on Saturday night. Sep 
tember t:;. for the faculty, 

students. and trustees ofj 

Frances Shlmer School. The 
membera of the v. W. cabi- 
net, the faculty, and Mr, 
.lames Campbell and Mr. 8. 
C. Campbell composed the re 
eelving line. Alter th« 
had all been Introdu© 
this Imposing line which •'*• 
tended the length <•(" the 
Dorothy Smith played for In- 
formal dancing. Cara Mae 

spent P* 

the V»r 


J? " 

iD* 11 

ram. »■ ■ » ^a- 

Helen Dady, J« ,. ^ 

op; vim 

,,,,1, •" ... Hunt*' ,vpU 

Houa. a toe daueej ^ 

B t01son.andanumt 

I.! 1 " 

formal dancing. Cara Mm serv e^ ^ |iln .. 
Keller, the chairman for the lap* 8U 

seated — 


end. u.e I****!"* i 

and then a dan« »•;.._ 

' reV 






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.■•.••.::•': /!{-.'. • 

«*•■ «■* of short Story w^ ^ 
Gertrude Murdough Hidtev - * 

Dubois, "Percy" '"It *' Writes th " Mar- 

b w ;; k wi . G h e h " ^ ' ^^XdSr^ 

Ruth CorneUui 'aa writes thai she had been studying tween her homTb^the M^t "J d ' vidin8 hcr li ™ bc- 
Uld health in all directions for four years and some ments and teaching H * Fie,d Gardc n Apart- 

day w.ll teach the public when I've learned enough to Department. 

.' {•';-'• :"•: •'.•'.'•. • •••• 

- ... Col '--. will graduates this winter from 
Fchool at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago. 
Helen Burgess '^a married Don Donovan two years 
living at Austin, Minnesota. 
Mae Clapper (Mrs. Cleary) '-- is living in East 

feel competent 

EJotse Jetfry, Cot 'l J. Oliver Johnson) from 

Chesterton, Indiana, sends news of Eleanor Curric 
Hawkes, Col. 'iS, who is living in Seattle. She has 
three sons, Charles 7, John 5, and Robert 2. 

, He Graham, Col. '20, is teaching in the Roose- 
velt Senior High School in Chicago where she has been 
for two years. She says she occasionally sees Blanche 
Fuller, Col. '20, at McCormick Y. W. C. A. 

Miry Dunn '26 (Mrs. Priestman) writes that she is 
ig in Brooklyn, X. Y., and has a fine eight-month- 
old boy, Fred Thomas. 

Julia Spickler, Col. '30, writes that she has had a 
busy summer, teaching Speech to a small group. "We 
have given one play already and are working on the sec- 
Mid. It does not seem possible that I shall be a senior 
• Iowa this fall. Last year I roomed with Thyria 
H"ghart '30. We are both Kappa Deltas." 

M"*ie L Whitford Keene, '08 -'o 9 , writes that she 

department manager in a large department store in 
Aurora, and also keeping up her home. 

V«a Lucille Grimes 'o 9 is an interior decorator and 

1 ° ffice 0n Mwningside Drive, New York City. 

Decoratorr 111 ^ *' ^ ^ YoA C ' Ub ° f Interi ° r 

EcolTntT; 2"S" " M ^ xie "' is Director of Home 

^i* sh h L er y ' New Mexico ' public 

children. «L Ameri "n and Spanish groups of 

wi «ch mosr f ^ ° f tHe im P° sslble conditions under 

** from * fiTt! ^^ ^ WC haVe 0ur instruC " 
'hannels that' J -I . thr0u « h the ei 8 hth S«des in the 
own home life A "^ bencficial to them "» thcir 
Worki «g for th r c n trainin 8 to be servants." She is 
s - degree at the State Teachers' Col- 

ly Wht « ^ CaVf^" • ShC XtS Therese ^'kenau frequent- 
c *° apartm cnt h 

ltn Ul Calif 

,bfor n'a. She helps her mother in the run- 

tauses in Los Angeles and has 

""itute, in the Juvenile 
Marian Powell Mountiin »,«:-!•• 

Evelyn Hegert,'2o-' 2I) has three boys. 
Msnntc r Labahn «, 9 is teaching kindergarten in the 
Elgin public schools. 

Dorothy Randecfcer > t? is Mrs. Forest O'Connor and 
has a charmmg httle daughter Lorelei who is three years 

Libby Belle Sheehan Spears '28 is living in Evanston 
and writes in June, "I have a son Richard Lee who has 
reached the ripe age of three months. My only regrets 
about him are that he'll miss the joys of Frances Shi- 
mer and that I can't have him wear hair bows." 

Alice Glover 'i 9 is Mrs. E. Grant Lester and is the 
mother of little two-year-old Sally. 

Izelle Emery Worley has been interesting herself in 
the prevention of crime and in investigation work, as 
her husband is director of the J. B. Worley Detective 
Service in Long Beach. She writes, "We also do finger- 
print work, and are both qualified as experts. Hand- 
writing is a part of our investigation work. We both 
are members of the Adventurers of the World, an or- 
ganization which one has to earn membership in by ad- 
vancing the history, geography, or science of the world, 
or by accomplishing some brave achievement. Such 
men as Commander Byrd belong." 

A letter from H. F. Thomson, the father of Jeannette 
Thompson Blakey '07 says, "She is now living at La 
Planestel, Cagnes, France. The years that have past 
since leaving Frances Shimer have been full of trave for 
her and interesting adventure. They include at lea 
two complete circumnavigations of the globe, jveral 
years' residence in India, at least one ™~**£ 
Agra, several years in the south of France, and numer 
ous trips in and about Europe." 

Mr, Roberr Perry Wallace _ **Y*£ ^, 
Williamsburg, Virginia, is lb P™<< mA " 


Hcta Cl«k Cromer >3 J ^ Univcrs ,cy 

• * ° f ltiSUr£ ttno " J- „30. My husband 

iTZ£?~r+*" sch001 " ""'" 

s . Michael A. Lyndon) is liv- 

June Overmyer, Col. 28, was in Calif 0rni 
summer and Is now teaching near Sterling 'np 8 
Dorothy Runkle, 'z 5 -'z6, is i n char 

: 'gh School 


Dorothy Runkle, » M -- a6j is in charge of XT 
Department of the Oregon, Illinois, High Sdi'l* 

Lucille Bowen "Bill", Col. ', 7 :, / 
. . Studyi 

is on 

service at the University of Chic 


'ywg sotul 

Margaret Munger 
ring for her invali 
Frances King, 'z6-'z 7i is at Tyrrell, I 0WJ , 

'^9 is at home in Spen 
caring for her in valid mother. 


versity. M 

Elda May Place ^^ hind is practising law. 
ing in Los Angeles w her e ha h ^ ^ 

She spends most of her time caring ^ ^ ^^ 

^ Peter aged j Mj-j M*« £ he ; home fa Cnmford) Gertrude Hunger Garrett -, 4 has named her 

^ f , ^ fhl town near New York City. She Margaret Gertrude Munger. They are living K 

. beautiful suburban »™» back am , forth ^ ita Fa ,I s , Texas. 

spends much otn ^ connection ^ LuciUe Smith> ^ , 2I> spent ^ ^ J 

tween New York City ^ ^^ ^^^ and ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ■ 

^^▼" is in Washington in the Textile ton, California. 

Section of 'the Bureau of Standard. She says, "We do Her friends will be saddened to learn of the 

nLy interesting things, testing the strength of threads, from pneumonia of Margaret Avery Dunning, ', 

twines, and fabrics, so that it is measured in pounds, She left three girls aged 1, 3 and 4, and a b 

measuring the amount of air that will pass through 

cloth under specific conditions, the warmth of fabrics, 

reaction of dyes in textiles to washing, light and the 

effect of age. It is amazing to know how much there 

is to know about a small piece of cloth." 

Medona B. Lambertson Nickell '69 is living in Long 
Beach, California. She says, "I am in fairly good 
health, being eighty years of age last January 31. My 
home is on the bluffs facing the Pacific Ocean, a mar- 
velous view. 

Thc School has been glad to have several of 
girls visit this fall. Among them are Olive ("Be 
Smith '25 who is still teaching at Spencer, km; 
Teverbaugh '22 who is in charge of the sales de 
of Row, Peterson Publishing Company in 
Janet Tippery '28, Kate Wasson Soule '28, 
stance Hamilton '28 of Evanston, and Betty 
Moline '28. Connie is in social service work 

United Charities of Chicago. Pearl Van Kuren 

— is attending Coe, was a recent caller, as was also 

Leona Pierson Smith '18 writes of lunching with Durant Kucherman '23 who is still teaching at 


Gertrude Thurston Watling '18 in New York City. 

Grace Jane Thompson 'z6 (Mrs. C. W. Gray) was 
married in 1930 and lives in Los Angeles. She gradu- 
ated from the University of Southern California, and is 
a member of Alpha Chi Omega. 


married th 

• Wong '22 is still living at 60 Hart Road, 

and Alia Lee Garrett '27, who is teaching at Fi 
Dorothy Duncan "23 is living in Los Angeles. 
Mary Evelyn Webb '29 was at Williams College « 

summer attending an international conferenci 

t ^ lere " J War Iff- 

Edith Warner '27 is living at ^P^^gJ 

- v,"6 ^ is sau at 60 Hart Road, Edith Warner '27 is living at iwap«v«~" 

• She wrote last spring that she expected to be sey, and writes of having met in New York He« 

this summer. . ~ . ._ -_ 1 i-miIo Sow* 

M"; A. O. Bondy writes of 


Beulah Bondy's 
dramatic career. SI 
Jones in "Street Scene" and "has" also 

cn1„„j-j ' ""»«, ml ucuian uondy's o? 

'Pknd, «« » hcr dranutic carc „ she ^ ^ 

ot fcmma Tones in "Q-,.— c „ . . 

plaved in «r» "rT Z "*"* x ocene and has also 
Holly™^ „ P n T hCr 'T * rin « •»* »« working U 

"nous illness. S JUSC "Covering from a 

Laura Frazier ' 

tcr graduating iiZ^Z^^ name BjOWtth. Af- 

and *» been work" " ' ^ t0ok a business course 
was out 


- l0 - his si' " ° ftlCC - SHC "** "1 
'"• SlKMnstl,T r VlslUn S Helen Carr 
y^Wdd Smith -! r,° daHln 8 cl "ldren. Edi 
An„;„ n 1 *■* is Iivinw Ir. c__i 

ben, Dorothy Hill Bucher, and Louisa So.sson.^ 

Geneva Van Avery Follctte '20 and Ihei ■ * 
rude Van Avery Hollied, 'ix-'H, *** ™* a 
June on their way back to New York t. 
Iowa. . t f,| s yunun^ 

Mildred Williams '29 spent six wee -^^ * 
working on her thesis in the lib take J** 

returns to Madison this fall and exp* ^ Tj! ]. 
grcc there in February. She writes 1 1. ^ ^ 
man '29 and Mildred Yager visited ^ 

> 2 5 -'2 7 , and Lohma Boyle, W-V. » " js , iv , ; 
mer; and that Kathryn Norris, ^J^g^ 
cattle ranch in the mountains a* ^^ in ^* 

Mabel Hughes McKce '14 **\ * ' ,> 6. % 
onshire with her sister Ruby Hugh*. ^ ^ 


. visited th* campus this summer. Miss Gillogly ' 26 wh . 

\*\ hcr summer at the French School ,. Middlebury donal Bank iS a vicc -P r «id cnt G f t , n . 

College- ,,C Ch - Na. 

■rh,. chin ch» Vribung for 

contained the following item: "All the 

d Nvlu'n I eo Marzola, for two 

cot of chc Palette and C hisel dub, became .1 

. uly. The bride was Miss Blanche Puller 

nick Memorial Y. w. c. a. staff 

member oi J pioneer Illinois family. Her for- 
k. j; , om the in [829 among the covered 

mion trains jnd settled .it Toulon. M.u/ol.i is credited 

e of the finest restorers oi old masterpi 
-:. His own paintings, however, have tak- 
en prizes in numerous sho 

L1I4 Hemenun Tyler is .1 frequent contributor to the 
Column of the Chicago Daily Y, ;< j. 

Ruth Peterson, '*7-'z9, \ married List year to Web- 
ster Jackson, and is living with her parents in Winnctka. 

Dorothy Hill Bucher, Col. 'ij, drove down from Be- 
jne afternoon with her mother. Her husband is 
working for his Ph.D. in astronomy at Harvard, and she 
plans to take advanced work in English there. 

Thelma Fox Homedew '20 has a charming baby girl 
named Nancy, born in June. 

Miss A. Beth Hostetter 02 and Miss Ruby Baxter of 
the Faculty spent six weeks at Columbia this summer 
and had the pleasure of meeting several of the Frances 
Shimer alumnae, among them Georgenc Williams Biggs 


^'-ccWoodw,,,,!, •*, 

^ IOa ^e Chapel of ^^ °° ^ 

U,ns "">- M M «hodi«t Church in 

Theodor « Mitchell, Col ■*, • 
- October l6 , at ^ Da !f^ CUu ^n, 
P cI1 °> ^wa. Annc Tcvcrba , ** mil live at W 
maids. "8" ^'" one of the brides- 

Lillian O'Neill, Col ', r« u 
U ' mbw <«• They will lie L » l Han$Cn ' &P- 

Galesburg, Illinois. y WlH ,lve "> 

sJSXXr H n :r Uwcn Th °™ s »- - 

l,n^ • r> w . He ' S now sta «'oncd on the Marv 

land m California and they are living at Long Beach 

j^T ^r'^: 16 ' t0Charles A - M -- 

SL /u ""^^ « Northwestern Medical 
School, and they live at aai East Ontario Street 

Dorothy Streeter, Col. '31, in May to Esker Olson 
At home 2 1 1 1 Greenleaf St., Chicago. 

Jane Elizabeth Kennedy, , 2 7 - , 2 8, to Alvie Reynolds 
Swan, October 17. 

Mary Jacqueline Larson, , 2 9 - , 3 o, to Carsius J. Cahill, 
September 23. At home, Hillcrest Apartments, Water- 
loo, Iowa. 



Last night full Ug a girl ac work did sit 

A.trving Latin, History and Math 
To finish all before the night did flit 
For sadly need of better marks she hath; 

And hurry must she for to take a bath 

Before ere nine the water hot was gone; 

Thus trying to appease her teacher's wrath 

By lessons well prepared— alas, at dawn 

The sun found girl asleep and lessons done all wrong. 


Considering the fact that ballads originally had sev- 
eral authors, the English Survey students abiding in the 
upper realms of lofty Hathaway, one evening gathered 
together and composed the following effusive lines: 

Listen, my hearers, dear, today 

And you shall hear a tale, — 

A tale of a blood-curdling fray 

Of centics bold and maidens frail. 

The sun shone brightly on the wall — 
"I'd like a snooze out there," 
Said Grandpa centipede to ma, 
"I'll fall but I don't care." 

The girls were studying studiously 
When one looked at the wall, 
"I'm scared to death of crawly things, 
Oh, what if he should fall!" 

OH Grandpa centy chuckled with glee, 
They need a little scare " 

He Plunked right down upon her book 
And scared the maiden fair. 

And tho our friend was very brave 
Yet when the deed was done, 
She paled with horror at the sight, 
But vowed to spare not one. 

That afternoon the girls signed out 
For town to get some flit, 
A smelly, greasy, liquid spray 
The centies for to smit. 

They also bought a fearful gun 

To squirt the smelly stuff. 

They filled the room with stifling fumes— 

That proved to be enough. 

That happy centy family died, 
Not a single one remained 
To tell how Grandpa fixed their fate 
And left them only a stain. 

Thus ends the sad and gloomy tale 

Of the centy family, 

No more do other centies roam 

But stay in black crevices. 

Elaine Wallace, 
Gretchen Ballstadt, 
Dorothea Scheaffff, 
Marjorie Sherman. 







1 1. 


i 4 . 





Ann Avery without her Y. W. smile. 
Bobbie with her hair up. 
Frannie Summcrville minus her "H< 

Miss Ncvius without her car. 
Inez without a 'shhh!" 
Tommy with short nails. 
June Luscombc with natural nail r* lllS1 - 
Having Turkey on Thanksgiving. 
Tubby Wahl without her giggk 
Willie Bishop in her own room during 

Inez campuscd. 
Miss Pollard chewing gum- 
The library quiet. 
Beverly teaching Emmy's cl 
Billie Replogle without com* 
June Downer without Marg. 
Miss Jones stuttering. 
Dr. Wilcox in a Raccoon Coat. 
The piano in West Hall tuned. 

Miss Jaynos an. 





Hathaway quiet. 

No one up before I louse Committee. 

\ prom lasting unci] 12. 

: Johnson carrying ■> tune 
TVo helpings of ice cream. 
All lessons prepared tor the next day. 
Sleeping till 1 1. 

Top t' iway not moving furniture after 



Underline the word or phrase On the following asser- 
tions that *'ill make each assertion end to your greatest 

,. The "Anvil Chorus" is played with a harp, a pic- 

olo, 1 flute. 

rcta Garbo is a famous race horse, breakfast 
-ream boat, comedienne. 

N'ebbachudbeezar is a prince of Austria, a sultan, 
the king of Elephantitis. 

The number of feet in a seventeen-inch rule is 
. nine, seven, or three inches. 
The "Blue Danube" is played with cards, rack- 
ets, pins, dice, matches, golf clubs. 


Who is the nightly visitor to the Infirm? 
:. Why the general rush to McKee Lounge after 

breakfast on Sunday? 
3- Wonder why so many girls "fall" for Hockey. 

Who writes such beautiful stories? 

OTio is the best read girl in the Academy? 
6. What quartet is rightly named the ""Waffle 

Hounds", and why? 

What teacher understands the system of grad- 

mg on the curve? 

?W expression is "goo-goo eyes"? 
* ^° dy ,^ gS " M y Dubb y" instead of "My 

£ Who owns the "shhh-sh» in Hathaway? 
• *y the n^ to Metcalf Bulletin board on 
^ednesdays-the sighs and groans? 

Id "^ S"* " LU '*' " Em "> "Florabelle", 
111(1 Maizibelle"* 


2 3- Who does that A^ Pr ° ,M,ne «» 

Tommy? *» mea °«8 to that pi || 0w 

2 7- Will there be a teache ? 

meet this year? ' VS- PU P ils swimming 

28. There is an "overnV" 

« the Library. ' am ° Unt ° f '°r 8 etfu. nc$s 

2 9- What girl Says ..vy,, 

time, Gert?" * ^ CXCUSC ™« I use this 


"What would wc call 1 xu nm .. 1 , 
A teacher?" 

n S 

Gert: "You can't spell any better than 
than — any better than — " 
Ann: "Chaucer?" 

—any better 

In Geometry the other day a Junior had the whole 
proportion in a nut-shell. She did the problem in her 

Eng. Teacher: "I can't answer any questions." 
Pupil: "Neither can I." 

Bobbie: "Say, you know you're not bad looking?" 
Tommie: "Oh, you'd say so even if you didn't think 


Bobbie: ""We're even then. You'd think so even if 
I didn't say so." 

U. S. History first flunk: 

Frosh: "Why do you suppose Washington stood up 
in the boat while crossing the Delaware?" 

Another: So they could take his picture, Stupid." 





^ Poises the healthiest voice in Hatha- 
JJ"*"*" "loves to curry horses? 

^:rNet Sl r 8atdinner? 

<W lc V ° ng t0 and wh y "n't some 

Keep their dates straight? 
5 doe, Mns Van G, 
^ h *J Senior Class? 

hat Bills" 
Vhat makes j"*.™^ P ro ™nent this season? 
^ ho ; s Oscar ^^ t . m L Classes so interesting? 
Car2,lch -"Burpie"f orshort? 

'undy have such a time 

Miss Van Gundy: "There always has been some 
mystery about a lady to whom Shakespeare wrote son- 
nets. She is called the "Dark Lady." 

Voice from out of nowhere: "Was she colored. 

Teacher in English: "^ me a sentence with a 
direct object in it." 

Shirley: "You are pretty." 
Teacher: "What is the object?" 
Shirley: "A higher grade." 


**£* "How many wilUhc^-' 

. "Do you serve lobsters here?'' 
Beverly: V° >° „ vcrv body. Sit down. 
Le e: "Yes, we serve every ooay 

A nn o anv outside reading?" 
_, "Have vou done any «» 

l nnm, Tust ro around and tap at the doors, 

their own rooms, just i, u «• . , 

New girl: "Then can I tell by the capping? 

M. Strahl: "What's the funny smell in the library?" 
R. Britton: "It's the dead silence." 

Tatter Warner is now on a diet. She eats one meal 
which lasts all day long. 

Miss Wallace: "What is the date next Sunday?" 
Irma Van Buskirk: "October 32nd." 

Mary Bell not getting cute letters f rom 
darling boy friends? 0ne of 1 

Rene Halstead with long pyjamas? 
Jessie A. Woerfel without Margaret All > 
Romona Allen with a boy-bob? 
Dorothy Horrocks not forgettine the an*. 
Eli Porter looking wild? "**"«* 

Jean Cabene in the follies? 
131 College Hall being able to locate its cm, 
Shimer without mice? 

Shirley: "Who's your favorite author?" 

Bobbie: "Father." 

Shirley: "What did he write?" 

Bobbie: "Checks." 

Billie (looking at Ellis's new fur coat): "Say, is 1 
father a furrier?" 

Jane: "No, he went hunting." 

Emmy: "Your answer is about as clear as mod." 
Fritzie: "Well, that covers the ground, doesn't it? 1 





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Special Attention Given to Quality 

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Frances Shimer School 

Junior College and Preparatory School 


Mount Carroll, Illinois 

EMPHASIZES the general education period from the eleventh high school 
year through the Sophomore year in college. 

UNITES these four years in a comprehensive four year junior college. 

PROVIDES instructors with both high school and college teaching exper- 




a single all-inclusive fee which pays for all except purely per- 
sonal needs. No laboratory or other fees of any kind. Pri- 
vate lessons in music, art, speech, dramatics, without special 

a distinguished record of service and opportunity to secure the 
highest type of education in a truly Christian and cultural 

POSSESSES equipment of surprising completeness and efficiency. Twelve 
modern buildings including four residence halls, science build- 
ing, music hall, and new gymnasium. 


For ^talogue and information address 

F. C. WILCOX, President